Notebook Zero

I’ve been playing with a concept over the last week, something I’m calling Notebook Zero. It stems from writing a whole bunch of ideas with which I later do nothing with.

In order to combat this directly I now enforce a personal rule that the ideas and notes I write have a shelf life of 24 hours, after which time they are deleted or binned.

A couple of early observations:

  • It forces me to take action immediately on important stuff, and thus builds momentum.
  • I don’t even bother to write down stuff I know I can’t action within 24 hours.
  • It helps notebooks become lighter and cleaner

I’m still trying to work out if this process is beneficial or not. I think it is.

But i’m interested in your thoughts. Do you have too many ideas? Do you think an idea like Notebook Zero could help you get better at sorting them?

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